Where does Chrome store history?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cutwolf, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2010
    Hi all --

    I'm trying to find where Chrome stores browser history.

    I know I can access it right in the browser, but I want to actually access the location of it on my computer.

    The reason is that there was something I visited in early September that I need to find now, but when I browse the history in the browser, it stops approximately two days after I visited it (page 92). However, when I search for various things using the search box, it shows results from as far back as August 31.

    So, I wanted to browse the actual storage location since it seems that it's a browser error rather than not actually having the history.

    Thanks guys!
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/History

    It's in SQLlite format, however, so not an easy read. Searching for some part of the name or URL might help though.

  3. jonsuh macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
  4. toke lahti macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2007
    Helsinki, Finland
    I'd need to make quick look at my histtory in July.
    Can you guide how to do that with RazorSQL?
  5. CJ Kim, Jul 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014

    CJ Kim macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    I cannot find Chrome web history files in that location on OSX 10.9.4

    I found ~/Library/Application Support/ but not /Google/ in /Application Support/.
  6. Rob4071 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2015
  7. wato3 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2016
    Make sure you are navigating from your home directory i.e. your User directory. Not the root directory. ~/Library may be hidden by default if you are browsing in Finder. You can still access it in Finder by using Spotlight and typing the path you want.

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